կեր

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian կեր(ker); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

կեր ‎(ker)

  1. food, nourishment (especially for animals and babies)
  2. bait

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷorh₃-o-, from *gʷerh₃-. The aorist stem կեր-(ker-), of the same origin, fills part of the conjugation of ուտեմ(utem, to eat). The -e- of the Armenian noun may have been taken from this verb.

Noun[edit]

կեր ‎(ker)

  1. food (especially of animals)
    կեր առնուլ‎ ― ker aṙnul ― to take nourishment
    կեր լինել‎ ― ker linel ― to be food for, the prey of
    կեր լինել սուսերի‎ ― ker linel suseri ― to be put to the sword
  2. bait
    կեր արկանել‎ ― ker arkanel ― to bait, to lure, to allure, to decoy
    կեր լինել‎ ― ker linel ― to allow, to let itself to be decoyed or allured

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կեր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “կեր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կեր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 359